Found the thread I was thinking of.... it was Geek, not you, Rose. I stand corrected.
"It must be inordinately taxing to be such a boob."
Ah, well I remember calling up BBS's via 300 baud modem - the kind you put the phone receiver into.
I was an early user of Compuserve.
Am I old enough yet?
The difference with Usenet was, there were ENOUGH posts in a short time period that moderation actually was valuable.
Unlike the very early days of THIS forum, where you might wait a day before anyone even answered you.
“Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong". Jean-Jacques Rousseau